Online news channel features news and information for retail bookstores from the Publishers Weekly
news magazine, with topics covered in this section including
industry trends and developments, print
and digital sales trends, weekly
bestseller rankings, industry stock performance, and bookstore
news and profiles. Selected articles from current and prior
issues of the magazine are available free online.
American Booksellers Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Bookselling This Week
Weekly e-newsletter features news and information for independent bookstores,
with news coverage including events and trends affecting the bookseller marketplace and monthly updates
on retail sales trends from the U.S. Census Bureau Retail Trade Survey. Articles from current and previous
editions of the e-newsletter can be viewed free online, with
free e-mail subscription available with registration.
Statistics section provides information on retail bookstore sales trends
from the U.S. Census Bureau
and other sources, with monthly retail sales updates from
the U.S. Census Bureau including sales of all types of participating
bookstores (e.g., trade, college, religious, chain store, other)
for which sales of new
books and periodicals comprised more than fifty percent of total product sales in these stores.
ABA Education Curriculum
The NPD Group, Inc.
Education curriculum section includes articles, guides, and other resources covering a
wide range of topics including business
management, store operations, product merchandising, genre-specific and used books, children's bookselling,
selling gifts items, sales and marketing, accounting and finances,
social media, and technology. Resources included in this section are available
to ABA members only.
Retail tracking service covers about eighty-five percent of U.S. print book
sales, with transaction data collected by means of point-of-sale systems
used by major book retailers, mass merchandisers, and independent
bookstores. Data available to subscribers includes total sales by category,
format, DMA, and publisher as well as ISBN-level data by BISAC,
category, publisher, format, title, author, or ISBN.
Bookstat Data Service
Subscription data service tracks e-book, online print, and digital audiobook sales
at the retail point of sale for
all major online retailers, with sales data searchable by publisher, genre, author, title, BISAC, ISBN,
and ASIN and analyzable by retail price point, publisher type, discount
offered, and other user defined criteria. Contact vendor for more information and a live demonstration
of the data dashboard.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.